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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies at 90

Hugely influential, he was creator of many anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat

Berry performing at Virgin Mobile Festival in Baltimore, Maryland in August 2008.His hits melded elements of blues, rockabilly and jazz into some of America's most timeless pop songs of the 20th century.

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CHUCK Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90.

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